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Accelero Hybrid

AMD / NVIDIA Graphics Card Cooler for Enthusiasts

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USD 9,999.99
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The First Air & Liquid Combined Cooling Solution
for AMD / NVIDIA Graphics Cards
"The best solution you can buy for your graphics card..."
+Low Temperature
+Low Noise Level
+Easy Installation
""Extraordinarily quiet ..."
Unmatched Cooling Perfomance
The Accelero Hybrid features a 120 mm PWM fan, a powerful heat exchanger and the award-winning MX-4 thermal compound to deliever unmatched cooling performance at all circumstances including gaming and overclocking.
Cooling Performance on Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 (Full Load)
Accelero Hybrid
46 °C
Stock Cooler
79 °C
Ambient temperature: 24°C; tested with Furmark
Data Source:
Tested by Hardwareluxx, the Accelero Hybrid is hardly audible even under load. Thanks to the PWM control, all fans' speed will adjust according to the temperature of the GPU and thus the noise level always remains at absolutely minimal. Click here to see how the PWM control settings can be changed according to your performance and noise preference.
Noise Level on Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 (Full Load)
Accelero Hybrid
35.3 dBA
Windforce 3X
41.7 dBA
Stock Cooler
45.2 dBA
Data Source:
Enhanced RAM and VR Cooling
It is equipped with an Active Cooling Unit and thermal adhesive designed to enhance the heat dissipation of RAM and VR. Its aerodynamic design maximizes the air flow on all components surround the GPU.
RAM and VR Cooling Performance with Thermal Adhesive
Thermal Adhesive (included)
0.86 °C/W
Generic Thermal Tape (thickness: 0.15 mm)
2.56 °C/W
Ambient temperature: 25 °C | Tested with Accelero L2 Pro at 2,000 RPM
Unlike other VGA liquid cooling solutions with a limited range of compatible graphics cards, the Accelero Hybrid works with a wide range of AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.
Structural Diagram
Flexible Cooling and Airflow Options
Max. Cooling Capacity
320 Watts
Graphics Card Module

80 mm
Fan Speed:
900 - 2,000 RPM (Controlled by PWM)
13.1 CFM / 22.3 m³/h
Noise Level:
0.3 Sone @ 2,000 RPM
Fan Current / Voltage:
0.13 A / 12 V
Heat Exchanger Module

Fan Speed:
400 - 1,350 RPM (Controlled by PWM)
74 CFM / 125.7 m³/h
Noise Level:
0.3 Sone @ 1,350 RPM
F12 PWM Fan Current / Voltage:
0.22 A / 12 V
F12 PWM Fan Power Consumption:
2.64 Watts
Pump Current / Voltage:
0.26A / 12V
Size and Weight
Graphics Card Module
Heat Exchanger Module
243(L)x113(W)x44.2(H) mm
Net Weight
363 g
503 g
AMD Radeon
R9 290(X), 270(X), R7 265, HD 8870, 7870, 7850, 6970, 6950, 6870, 6850, 6790, 6770, 5870, 5850, 5830, 4890, 4870, 4850
GTX Titan, 980, 970, 780, 780Ti, 770, 760, 680, 670, 660 Ti, 580, 570, 560Ti, 560 SE, 560, 550Ti, 480, 470, 465, 460 SE, 460, GTS 450
Packaging & Box Content

Dimensions: 330 (L) x 188 (W) x 260 (H) mm

* The compatibility list is based on AMD Radeon and NVIDIA's reference board layout only. Please check the height restriction drawing before purchase.
Shipping Information
Item Number:
Gross Weight:
4,500 g
"Accelero Hybrid is just outstanding"
"The ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid is just outstanding. At the maximum speed of the radiator's 120mm fan (1350 RPM), the peak temperature of the GK104 chip overclocked to 1212/1277 MHz was only 45°C. That's 15°C better than the performance of the DirectCU II at the maximum speed of its two fans (3390 RPM). We can also note that in the automatic regulation mode of the 120 mm fan (440 to 820 RPM according to our monitoring tools), the GPU is no hotter than 60°C, which is still better than the best the DirectCU II can do!"
"The Hybrid ran quietly the whole time whereas the stock cooler was plenty loud on automatic.(Like a vacuum cleaner!)"

"Confident with the cooling headroom of the Hybrid, I pushed the overclock to the edge of... [more]
+ Cool Design
+ Easy Installation
+ Superior Cooling Performance
+ Quiet Fans
+ Wide Compatibilitymore]
Hardware Overclock
"Outstanding with pure performance"
GPU temperature idle (100% fan) vs load... [more]
"The difference in the results of the Hybrid versus the rest of the coolers is staggering."
"The Accelero Hybrid 7970 is the most powerful aftermarket solution ever and the first of its kind."
Xtreme Hardware
"My experiences with the ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid have revealed a product that's not unlike a powerful weapon. The end result of having the Hybrid installed on a GeForce GTX 680 is almost something that must be... [more]
"Awesome because it is simply perfect"
"The test results with the Accelero Hybrid are excellent! The maximum temperature is only 46 C at load, whereas the temperature exceeds 80 C with the stock cooler."

"There is only imperceptible difference (1... [more]
"Compared against the reference cooler, the Accelero Hybrid drops load temperatures by a whopping 30c-33c."

"The Accelero Hybrid is currently the best solution you can buy for your graphics card."
"High cooling performance and excellent overall quality"

A whopping 35 degrees drop in temperature than the reference cooler, and emitting far less noise!
Clube do Hardware
"Roughly 39 dBA is the noise pressure we measure. For the card in a fully stressed status (in-game) that simply is silent -- we can hardly hear the cooling solution work at all. So that's just really... [more]
Custom PC Review
"Unbelievable cooling performance"
"The result of the Hybrid is really outstanding with pure performance. Graphics card temperature is impressively low even at overclocked frequencies, while noise levels are really pleasant."

"In comparison... [more]
"With the max. speed of a 120mm fan on the cooler with 1350 rpm, the peak temperature at load was 45 degree. The ASUS DirectCU II, even with two fans running at max. speed as its advantage,the Hybrid still manages... [more]
3D News
"The noise for the Accelero Hybrid is only 0.3 sone, which is really quiet. The Accelero Hybrid is designed for a wide range of graphics cards for both AMD and NVIDIA, with its sufficient cooling performance, this product will be loved by a lot of overclocking fans."
Zhelezo (IRON)
"At load, the noise level only increased slightly compared to idle. And the noise is too low to be heard. Hooray!"

"The Accelero Hybrid is an extremely powerful product that targets mainly overclockers. There's no denying that it is now the best cooling solution that we can find and we strongly recommend... [more]
PC Foster
"Must be seen to be believed"
"The cooling performance that was achieved with the Accelero Hybrid was unbelievable"

"The Accelero Hybrid is hands down currently the best GPU cooler "
Custom PC Review
"Awesome because it is simply perfect, top performance, low noise level, extremely well furnished bundle, low VRM temps and good build quality, what do you need more?"
"The ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid really did bring a huge decrease in temperatures to our GTX660 card (comparing with MSI Twin Frozr II). The idle temperature almost halved (39C vs. 23C), and the load temperature also decreased significantly (70C vs. 43C). Additionally, the cooler is extraordinarily quiet, and we cannot hear it over the... [more]
55°C maximum GPU temperature on a GTX680 overclocked to 1288MHz!
"Most powerful universal cooler"
"The Accelero Hybrid idled at an impressively cool 28°C and peaked at 59°C. Noise output was extremely minimal under both load and idle. If you're a serious overclocker looking to squeeze every last drop of performance out of your graphics card, the Accelero Hybrid is a great cooling option"
Computer Power User
Hybrid outperforms that it can keep the GPU cooler than a system which is already 20 C cooler under load than the reference design.".
very good efficiency and optimal cooling with low noise level under any load. The temperature dropped 13 degrees compared to Accelero TT II. WOW!
Up to 31°C better than the reference coolers, the temperature showed a high overclocking potential. It is also compatible with all high-end cards with easy installation.
Hardware Luxx
"Not one card comes close to what the Hybrid offers"
The new Accelero Hybrid dropped the temperature by 35 degrees, while occupying less space and lowered the noise level by 15dB
GPU temperature idle (100% fan) vs load... [more]
"The Hybrid's cooling was excellent and its GPU delta T of 26 C was a massive 24 C cooler than our GTX 680's reference cooler, the Accelero Hybrid was noticeably quieter too."
Custom PC
"Hybrid vastly exceeded the performance of the factory cooler, an impressive package that will tame any blazing graphics card you have to offer."
"Extraordinary quiet"
"ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid is the most powerful universal cooler graphics cards on the market with its sufficient cooling performance. It lowered the temperatures (around 30 degrees) with complete silence. The stock coolers of HD 6970 and GTX 580 simply cannot compete with it."
You will get a fresh Breeze with the new edition of the ARCTIC Breeze.
GPU temperature: idle vs. load (both in 1,200 MHZ OC)
Accelero Hybrid: 28 vs. 51
Sapphire... [more]
"The cooling performance of Accelero Hybrid has shown that it is worth for its value. In addition, the Hybrid is very quiet compared to the stock cooler (only 23 dBA), this is very attractive to those who want to reduce the noise generated by computer."
PC World.ru
Clube do Hardware
"A whopping 35 C degrees drop"
"Would I recommend this to someone wanting to replace their stock air cooler but doesn't want to go full water or do the mod? Yes I would. It is an elegant solution and does the job and does it quietly."
"Accelero Hybrid delivers! 30 degrees lower temperature on the graphics processor is a huge difference."

+ Very good cooling performance
+ Low noise
+ Complete solution with numerous included accessories
+ Suitable for many graphics cards... [more]
"The core temperature has a whopping drop from 89 C to 48 C, a 41 C difference after changing from stock cooler to Accelero Hybrid."

The noise level has greatly improved, the Hybrid is very suitable for overclockers and... [more]
"The cooling performance of Accelero Hybrid has shown that it is worth for its value. In addition, the Hybrid is very quiet compared to the stock cooler (only 23 dBA), this is very attractive to those who want to reduce the noise generated by computer."
PC World.ru
Xtreme Hardware
"The most powerful aftermarket solution"
"The ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid has proven itself as an excellent cooling system, which is capable of lowering the GTX680's temperatures significantly during load. The noise of the entire system was also reduced significantly at the same time."


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Hissing or Bubbling noiseread

Your Accelero Hybrid is filled with water, some air bubble are present in the circuit to allow it to work properly. During transportation, air bubble might find their way to the water pump and while functioning create hissing or bubbling noise. These noise will disappear quickly as the air bubbles are pushed to the radiator part.

When installing the Accelero Hybrid, make sure that the radiator is located higher than the water pump. If any Hissing or bubbling noise, it will quickly disappear after running the cooler for few minutes .

If your configuration requires to have the radiator located below the water pump, you need to ensure that the tubing part of the radiator is located at the bottom while installed . Hissing or Bubbling noise will take longer to disappear than if the radiator is above the card but will ultimately disappear. You can help the process by placing temporarily the radiator above the water pump and run the cooler until the noise disappears .

Pin assignments of ARCTIC VGA coolersread

Main Cable Set
Pin No.
RPM Signal
PWM Signal


Sub-Cable Set
Pin No.
RPM Signal


Note: Please assure that the pin assignment is identical to the cooler on your graphics card. We have this far no knowledge of any graphics card manufacturer not following this standard. If it should still be the case, you can with help of a needle remove the pins from the plug and rearrange them.

VRM and Ram Cooling on AMD R9-290(X) read

All necessary heatsinks are included with the Accelero Hybrid. Assure that the heatsinks are not colliding with the mounting clip.

Compatibility with AMD R9-280(X), 7970 and 7950read

The Accelero Hybrid is compatible to the above mentioned boards if the GPU was manufactured after February 2013. Please put a ruler on top of the GPU and check whether there is a gap between the ruler and the GPU. If there is a gap, the GPU was manufactured before February 2013. In this case please use the Accelero Xtreme IV 280(X).

How to use the 4-pin adapter?read

Under what conditions do you need a 4-pin adapter?

Your graphics card

1. is using a non-standard cooler socket (e.g. 5-pin, flipped polarity) or
2. is using a passive cooler as the stock cooler

How to connect the 4-pin adapter?

The differences between 7V and 12V socket*

7V: Moderate fan speed. It gives the best balance between cooling performance and noise level. It is recommended for normal usage.
12V: Full fan speed depending on the fan design. It gives the best cooling performance and it is recommended for high duty usage.

*The fan speed is fixed regardless of the GPU's condition.


1. Ensure your PSU has spare power source and plug in the 4-pin adapter.

2. Connect your ARCTIC graphics card cooler's power plug to the preferred socket.

Please note: Make sure the connector is plugged into the corresponding socket (i.e. A 3-pin plug should be connected to a 3-pin socket and a 4-pin plug should be connected to a 4-pin socket). If the plug is connected to the wrong socket, the motor will burn immediately due to incorrect polarity.


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